Denton Municipal Electric - GreenSense Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Denton Municipal Electric - GreenSense Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Attic Reflective Barrier, Solar Screens
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Central AC: $600/unit

Central Heat Pumps: $700/unit
Geothermal Heat Pumps: $700/unit
Attic Reflective Radiant Barrier: $200 - $300
Solar Screens: 30% of invoice
Energy Efficient Windows: 30% of invoice
Attic Insulation: 50% of invoice or ($0.01 x sq ft of insulated space x R-Value)
Programmable Thermostat: 50% of invoice

Equipment Requirements Central AC: Minimum SEER 16

Central Heat Pumps: Minimum SEER 16
Geothermal Heat Pumps: Minimum SEER 16
Solar screens: Must block at least 90 percent of the solar heat gain
Windows: U-factor 0.29 or less; SHGC of 0.33 or less
Attic Insulation: R-38 or higher (retrofit); R-49 or higher (new)
Thermostat: 5-2, 5-1-1, or 7-day programming, capable of 4 daily settings
Attic Reflective Radiant Barrier: over 90% reflectivity receives higher incentive

Installation Requirements The installer that installs the prescribed and approved energy efficient upgrades must be registered as a DME Authorized Installer at the time of the installation.

Maximum Incentive Solar Screens: $200

Energy Efficient Windows: $500
Programmable Thermostat: $50
Attic Insulation (Retrofit): $400
Attic Insulation (New Construction): $400

Program Administrator Denton Municipal Electric

References DSIRE[1]


Denton Municipal Electric pays residential and small commercial customers to reduce energy demand and consumption in order to reduce the utility bills of DME customers, reduce peak load, reduce emissions, and promote energy conservation. The program offers rebates on the electric service bills of DME retail customers and cash incentives to builders, and applicants can qualify for multiple incentives simultaneously. Rebates are available for air conditioning units, heat pumps, building insulation, programmable thermostats, radiant heat barriers and efficient windows.

An application form must be completed and sent to DME within 30 days of installation of the energy efficient upgrades. The energy efficiency upgrades must be deemed measurable and verifiable through the standards approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), which requires that complete information be recorded for each installation. The installer that documents approved energy efficient upgrades must be registered as a DME Authorized Installer. After submitting a Request for Payment, customers can expect to receive the rebate credit in 4 to 6 weeks.

The Program will be in effect each fiscal year beginning on October 1. Confirm with the utility that rebates are available before making investments. For full details, see the program manual available on the utility's web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name DME GreenSense Program
Department Denton Municipal Electric
Address 1659 Spencer Road
Place Denton, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 76205
Phone (940) 349-7137


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"